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Kieran Tierney undergoing medical as Arsenal agree fee with Celtic

Kieran Tierney undergoing medical as Arsenal agree fee with Celtic

Kieran Tierney undergoing medical as Arsenal agree fee with Celtic, The left-back is in London undergoing a medical and looks set to sign ahead of Thursday’s Premier League deadline.

Arsenal’s had an initial £15m bid for Tierney rejected in June, and a second £25m offer, because it contained too many add-ons and it depended on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League.

The 22-year-old, who has won five Scottish Premiership titles, made 40 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops during the 2018/19 campaign

Kieran Tierney undergoing medical as Arsenal agree fee with Celtic
Kieran Tierney undergoing medical as Arsenal agree fee with Celtic

If Arsenal are able to complete the deal for Tierney he would be Unai Emery’s fifth signing of the summer window.

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas thinks Kieran Tierney’s arrival at the Emirates would be a statement of intent by the Gunners.

“As a Celtic and Arsenal fan, I’m happy Arsenal have identified they need a stronger left back,” the Scot told Sky Sports News. “Tierney has improved a lot, he’d be better than what Arsenal currently have.

I think it’s a high price, he’s been a treble-treble winner and it’s been an awkward situation for him, but I think the time is right for him to move on.

“Celtic fans might ask why he doesn’t stay for nine in a row. That’s not guaranteed, neither is 10. Going to a big club like Arsenal, in the Premier League, you can’t guarantee trophies, but they are signing a very good left back who can get better.

And I think they needed to make a statement of intent defensively because they look very exciting going forward.”

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